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Back to School Mom (VIDEO)

Whether you are sad or happy about back to school time, it's hard to argue that mom can get more things done when all the kids go to school during the day. Ever wonder what it's like for mom when they leave? Well, I thought I would give you an inside look at what goes down when the kids go to school. Yes, … Continue Reading

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Review of The Parker Palm Springs

My husband and I just celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary and every year we take a trip! Sometimes it’s far away destination trips and sometimes it’s a small get away. No matter where it is, we always have so much fun escaping, relaxing and exploring. This year we decided to do our anniversary trip closer […]

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A Great Game For Preschoolers … Spot It! Jr.

Do you have a mini game lover in your home? My almost 5 year old daughter is always on board with game night. And my 3 year old son is loving the chance to join in when he can too. We’ve played countless rounds of Memory and Guess Who? and lately I’ve been on the […]

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Friendly Rooster Children’s Shoes (Giveaway + Discount)

I’m a big fan of shoes. What woman isn’t, right? I don’t only like to shop for shoes for myself but I also love picking out shoes for my kids and have since they were babies. When my little ones were small and learning to walk, my favorite thing to do was  to buy them adorable […]

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What’s in the Box Wednesday | Kinder Surprise Eggs

Are your kids obsessed with watching surprise videos on YouTube yet? Such as the Kinder Surprise Eggs, Shopkins Blind Bags and Minecraft Blind Boxes? Mine are. And now the Junior Gizmo kids are obsessed with making these videos too! Kinder Eggs, while the most popular, are not that easy to get a hold of. They are […]

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A Perfect Fitting Bra

*I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Vanity Fair. We know as women that our undergarments are the foundation of our outfit. Sure, you can wear the most stylish fashions, but if you are wearing an ill-fitted bra that creates unnecessary bumps and lumps, and doesn’t give you the support […]

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Baby Comfy Care Nose and Nail for Baby

When you have a baby, it isn’t all bows, butterflies and adorable baby shoes. It gets messy. FYI – there is a lot of snot. And just like with adults, there is upkeep. Haircuts, nail trimming and other hygiene maintenance. Now, it’s isn’t the glamorous part of being a parent, but it has to be […]

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10 Easy Back to School Lunch Ideas

It’s either the most wonderful or dreaded time of the year for you- back to school! Today I’ve rounded up 10 easy back to school lunches for you to pack your children this year. These are ideas that won’t take long to whip up, plus the kids will love them because they’re fun and tasty! […]

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Baby Gizmo Must Have Monday | Episode Four

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s time to lift up your spirits, forget that the weekend is over and join us for Baby Gizmo Must Have Monday! Don’t forget that we still have that great 20% pediped discount from last week’s episode that is good through the end of the month if you need new shoes for […]


7 Books to Prepare for Kindergarten

It’s your little one’s first year of school. You don’t know who is more nervous, you or him, as you prepare for kindergarten. Kindergarten can be a scary place. Will he like his teacher? Will he make new friends? Will he miss you? Will you miss him? Who will cry the most? Sometimes the best […]


The School Dress Code Debate: Let’s Empower Our Kids

A debate is simmering across the country about school dress code policies and if they have gone too far in singling out young girls with stringent requirements that go beyond reasonable. A school in central Kentucky has received national attention due to dress code policy. Woodford County High School states in their dress code policy […]

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DIY Upcycled Upside Down Tomato Planter

I am not what you would call a gardener. I’ve never grown much of anything, except for babies, but that track record is about to change, starting with this tomato planter. We happen to be living in a rental house with enough yard to grow somethings. We’ve started a few seedlings, and we’re beginning to […]

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You Know You Are In The Last Trimester When…

Being pregnant is a beautiful thing. That is what everyone tells you, right? Even though you may be glowing to the outside world, sometimes you don’t feel so beautiful in the 3rd trimester and things aren’t always easy. There are some tell-tale signs that let you know that you’ve hit the last few months. To […]

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Review of Omni Rancho Las Palmas Palm Springs

My family and I just got back from a wonderful trip to Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Palm Springs and today I’m going to tell you all about it! You can read all about the Omni Rancho Las Palmas and book a room right on their site here. The Omni Rancho Las Palmas is the […]

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What’s in the Box Wednesday | Back to School Edition

It’s back-to-school time and I’m sure you have all be inundated with the countless first day of school photos on Facebook, right? Well, since we don’t go back until next Monday, we won’t add any more to the chaos (yet!). Instead, it’s time for What’s in the Box Wednesday and it is a back-to-school edition! […]

Boy or Girl … How We Announced Baby #3

It’s always a toss of me, to find out our baby’s sex or not. With my first, my husband and I opted for a surprise at birth. I was convinced I was having a boy … and then my sweet daughter was born With our second, we were in the midst of moving and to […]

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Clean Your Dishwasher in 3 Easy Steps!

My husband and I have rented homes for 11 years now. Each apartment, condo, and house with different appliances. Some were brand new, most were less than ideal. Nothing is more frustrating than opening your dishwasher to find all the dishes you prewashed and then ran through the washer are STILL dirty. UGH! I need […]

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Cybex Priam Stroller Review (VIDEO)

Last fall, we introduced you to the newest addition to the Cybex line of strollers – the Priam. After a 10 month wait, it is finally here! This is a customizable stroller stocked with luxury features for both parent and baby! When you purchase the Priam, you choose the color, the seat (2-in-1 or the […]

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5 Reasons Summer Is Now Ruining My Life

I love summer. It’s an enchanting time of year with warm evening breezes, lightning bugs, ice cream cones, and long days in the sun. I look forward to it, long for it really, during the gray and cold of winter. It never disappoints me when it gets here. Summer is always everything I dreamed it […]


Baby Gizmo Must Have Monday | My Favorite Shoes (+ DISCOUNT CODE!)

Happy Monday, everyone! Yes, another dreaded Monday, but at least you have us here to cheer you up with Baby Gizmo Must Have Monday! Our mission is to brighten up your day one Monday at a time! Today we are talking about back to school shoes. Not just any shoes, but adorable shoes for kids […]


Making Date Night Easier With Guaranteed Sitters

This is a sponsored post. Remember date night before kids and marriage? Remember the preparation, the excitement, the anticipation? Deciding what to wear. Making sure your hair and makeup was ready. It was what we looked forward to. Then, in my case, marriage came along. Date night was a little different, but it was still […]


Hot Back to School Fashions on WBTV

This morning I was on WBTV (CBS) Charlotte chatting with Kristen Miranda about great back to school fashions! With 5 kid models to help me feature these adorable outfits, the segment went great! You can see what it was like in our “Behind the Scenes” video! Here are all the fashions we featured on the […]


Taking FIVE Kids on TV – Behind the Scenes!

This week was a little crazy! I had a TV segment scheduled on WBTV Charlotte for back-to-school, which is normally no big deal, but this time I had to bring 5 kids on-air with me. Yeah, FIVE grade school kids between 1st and 5th grade. I don’t think I have to tell you that bringing kids […]